How not to save money on gas

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I have had a few conversations with friends and family over the years about how to save at the pump, and surely you have heard some of the suggestions too, such as, not using your air conditioner because it will save you a gazillion dollars in gas, and that a waxed vehicle slips through the air and gets better gas …

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Is your smartphone spying on you? Privacy and security experts say that it could be…

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

I’ve posted links on Facebook & Twitter in the past, as well as a blog post here and there about privacy and security as it applies to smartphone and mobile computer users. Did you know that for just a few dollars an app can be  purchased, and even installed remotely in some cases on a smart phone that will allow …

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HTC logging tools may expose your EVO 3D, 4G or Thunderbolt Android smartphone information

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An interesting article was pointed out to me over on the AndroidPolice.com site that says, “Massive Security Vulnerability In HTC Android Devices (EVO 3D, 4G, Thunderbolt, Others) Exposes Phone Numbers, GPS, SMS, Emails, Address, Much More“… This article pretty much says it all… There is even a work-around, but not an official fix for the security vulnerability from HTC as …

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Android trojan records phone calls – It’s not paranoia if they really are watching you…

JohnMHoyt Android, Homeland Secure IT, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology 2 Comments

Here’s an ugly one… A piece of malware could be installed on your Android that records your phone conversations and saves it to your memory card. A blog post over on the CA community site states that you could have a trojan spying on your conversations. While the author goes into detail about the functionality of the trojan, little is …

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i’m Watch – A little Android bling for your wrist… #android #cool #imwatch

JohnMHoyt Android, Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology Leave a Comment

Father’s day is this weekend, however, one of the things I would like is simply not available yet. That thing is the “i’m Watch”, a connected watch that works with your Android phone, which is not available to purchase, but you CAN preorder on the www.imwatch.it website. You get a wrist-watch type device that runs the Android operating system and …

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Your smartphone could lead to identity theft, if it doesn’t give you cancer first…

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The WHO (World Health Organization) proclamation that cell phones could, maybe, possibly, some way somehow, cause cancer has a bunch of people up in arms.. There are now groups of people swearing off cell phone usage, and now places declaring they are a “cell phone free zone” all in a matter of hours after the WHO announcement. Sure, they may …

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Cisco SPA525G2 VoIP desk phone pairs to your smartphone… Answer & call from either phone!

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Sales, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Sales, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) Leave a Comment

Simple people are easily amused I guess, but I am LOVING the Bluetooth features in the Cisco SPA525G2 SIP VoIP phone. If you have one of these phones, you can associate it with your smartphone via Bluetooth and then do the following: Make a call from your smartphone’s number, using your Cisco phone Answer your incoming smartphone’s incoming calls from …

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ShredDisk Onsite Hard Drive Shredding demonstrates The Shredder for @BigJonEvans – @ShredDisk

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Our friend Jon Evans (@BigJonEvans) from www.4head4rent.com spent some time with another of our great friends and business partners, Brent Amyette with ShredDisk Onsite Hard Drive Shredding (@ShredDisk) yesterday… In their live web stream, they discussed the benefits of using ShredDisk Onsite Hard Drive Shredding, and how traditional means of erasing a hard drive before donating the computer and drive …

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Is your smartphone spying on you? #android #iphone

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Ever download an app for your phone and see all the access you are giving the thing?  You wonder why a certain app would need access to your camera or your location, but you go ahead and install it anyway because you want the latest version of the program. I’ve done it myself, installed some game, which states clearly that …

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